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Old 01-20-2012, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Tex?Il? View Post
I think because there are SO many people in greater LA, and its SO transient, people are just a little more on guard and suspicious at first.
I agree with this statement the most. When I first moved to LA, I was very optimistic that people and situations would be similar to Minneapolis.

Now that I’ve been here 2 years, I’ve had people I’ve known from Minneapolis move in to town and friends I used to see on a daily basis move out of town. The consistent shuffling of friends, neighborhoods, co-workers, etc… makes it hard to really become close with others.

I don’t think of people in LA to be rude or mean at all, but I do think people in LA are on a different mindset, as they are in the Midwest. Now, when I meet people out here, I think of them more of acquaintances that I’ll see every now and then, instead of potential life-long friends, like I did in Minneapolis.

Maybe it’s just that my stage of life is changing from my 20s to 30s?
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:45 AM
Location: Pasadena
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I think it also depends on where you mean when you say "LA"... Living in Pasadena, I find that people are very friendly and aren't as transient as in LA itself... We don't think of ourselves as Angelenos, but many people consider Pasadena to be LA... (Well, it is LA County...)

There are so many different areas of LA, it's really hard to generalize... I think it'd be a lot harder to get to know people in Beverly Hills or West Hollywood than here...
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:11 PM
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pwright1- Give yourself another 4 years to fully adjust. I arrived in 1980 from Ohio. Lived in Long Beach, Garden, Grove, Santa Ana, Anaheim, West LA, Sherman Oaks, Mid-Wilshire and West Hollywood in the past 30 years. Whew! The west side is nice but you are right about finding the areas you mentioned more architeturally interesting and walkable. Not mention a vast cultural difference between the west side and downtown or the east side. I currently live in the West LA area and always mention to my friends how vast a difference 7 or 8 miles makes in this city.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:00 AM
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UUF DAH! Actually, I have heard that there are several organizations in Calif. made up of folks from N.D., MN or other midwest areas, that have relocated to L.A., So. Calif. Here is what I have seen happen w/ all my nephews, and other family. You guys move to So. Calif. and you never look back!! So, it takes lots of effort, but the Upper Midwest work ethic is highly prized in Calif. So, always lead w/ that foot first when job hunting. I am in N.D. born and raised in Calif, moved up here in 81. A lifer here. grin. Good luck all you Midwest babies! And Congrats on your new life!! And, maybe you should all get together, visit online and start a group, if you do, post it so we can live vicariously. Jan ND

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